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Cherokee County, SC&

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0.74% growth
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Median Household Income
0.93% growth
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Number of Employees
2.42% growth
Median Property Value
4.51% growth

About the photo: Sunset over The Battery and a row of Palmetto Trees, Charleston, South Carolina.


The economy of Cherokee County, SC employs 21,473 people. The economy of Cherokee County, SC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.55; 2.38; and 2.37 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cherokee County, SC are Manufacturing (5,286), Retail trade (3,059), and Educational Services (2,199), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,804), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($59,306), and Finance & Insurance ($39,844).

Median household income in Cherokee County, SC is $35,719. Males in Cherokee County, SC have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,667. The income inequality of Cherokee County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.418 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cherokee County, SC. In Cherokee County, SC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 45 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,880. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.


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Cherokee County, SC is home to a population of 56,274 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cherokee County, SC is composed of 41,228 White residents (73.3%), 11,254 Black residents (20%), 2,269 Hispanic residents (4.03%), 1,057 Two+ residents (1.88%), and 368 Asian residents (0.65%). The most common foreign languages in Cherokee County, SC are Spanish (1,580 speakers), Gujarati (106 speakers), and Laotian (53 speakers), but compared to other places, Cherokee County, SC has a relative high number of Laotian (53 speakers), Gujarati (106 speakers), and Yiddish (20 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cherokee County, SC awarded 676 degrees. The student population of Cherokee County, SC is skewed towards females, with 256 male students and 420 female students. Most students in Cherokee County, SC are Black or African American (310 and 45.9%), followed by White (304 and 45%), Hispanic or Latino (17 and 2.51%), and Unknown (11 and 1.63%). The largest universities in Cherokee County, SC by number of graduates are Limestone College (676 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Cherokee County, SC are Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (201 and 29.7%), Social Work (89 and 13.2%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (40 and 5.92%). The median tuition costs in Cherokee County, SC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $23,900 and $23,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Cherokee County, SC is $90,400, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $86,500 to $90,400, a 4.51% increase. The homeownership rate of Cherokee County, SC is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cherokee County, SC have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cherokee County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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